Our verdict


KEEN Terradora is a testament to the successful development of a release that responds to women needing a lightweight hiker that can be worn from the trails to the city. The Terradora hiking shoes were applauded for their comfort and versatility. However, some individuals might be disappointed with their narrow toe boxes, poor construction, and insufficient arch support.


  • No break-in
  • Versatile
  • Out-of-the-box comfort
  • Breathable
  • Lightweight
  • Water-resistant


  • Narrow toe box
  • Questionable durability
  • Insufficient arch support

Who should buy the KEEN Terradora

Terradora line empowers women who love the outdoors and everyday adventures. This pair of shoes is the perfect choice for those who want:

  • a low-cut hiking gear that is lightweight but still offers optimal cushioning for daily walks
  • a classic lace-up closure for a smoother adjustment
  • a flexible and breathable shoe, thanks to its mesh and synthetic upper

KEEN Terradora upper

Terradora’s non-marking rubber outsole

KEEN Terradora outsole

Terradora from KEEN has a non-marking rubber outsole with 4 mm multi-directional lugs that supply traction. Its lugs and tread pattern can provide grip on trails and even surfaces. The lug depths ensure that mud and dirt are not trapped in the outsole, thus preventing slips while tackling wet terrains.

KEEN Terradora toe bumper

The KEEN patented toe protection is also featured in this hiking shoe. It keeps the toe protected when the foot accidentally bumps into obstacles and shields the shoe from abrasions.

Underfoot technologies from KEEN

Providing cushioning and comfort is a low-density EVA midsole that conforms anatomically to the wearer’s feet. It renders support and protection, especially when tackling challenging terrains. 

KEEN Terradora midsole

The dual-density PU footbed, on the other hand, delivers optimal comfort by dissipating shock, thus minimizing impacts on every stride. This footbed also helps sustain the structure and stability of the heel and midfoot.

The ESS stability shank promotes proper gait and walking comfort. Shanks deliver arch support and prevent twisting of the ankles. Inside is a contoured heel lock which provides stability. 

KEEN Terradora logo

This pair of hiking shoes is infused with the Cleansport NXT technology which helps maintain its freshness. It works biologically and eliminates odor-causing bacteria.

KEEN Terradora’s stylish upper

KEEN Terradora breathable upper

Giving the Terradora a neat, feminine look is the mesh and synthetic upper in this pair. This combination renders a lightweight and breathable feel to its users, thus promoting a cool in-shoe environment. Likewise, it has a moisture-wicking lining that allows it to dry quickly.

KEEN Terradora lacing

Terradora's laces are made of synthetic fibers. Its tongue is lined with cushy padding, which brings comfort. The pull tab on the heel is made of a smooth, synthetic material.

KEEN Terradora tabs